The elementary schools and middle schools in Mountain View are served by both the Mountain View-Whisman School District and the Los Altos School District. All of the schools within the Los Altos school district score exceptionally well and most of Mountain View’s schools’ tests score are among the highest in California.
While Mountain View has its own school district, some MV residents reside within the Los Altos School District. Springer Elementary – although located within the borders of Mountain view – is part of the Los Altos School District. Almond Elementary, Santa Rita Elementary, Covington Elementary and Oak Elementary are also governed by the Los Altos School District but attended by Mountain View residents who live within the schools’ attendance boundaries. It is noteworthy that all schools within the Los Altos School District score exceptionally high.
High School students attend Los Altos High School or Mountain View High School, part of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District serving students in grades nine through twelve from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. Both Los Altos High and Mountain View High have excellent test scores and have been selected as National Distinguished Schools. Also part of the Los Altos-Mountain View School District is Alta Vista High School, which is a continuation high school designed for students whose needs were not met in the traditional high school environment.
In 2008, Mountain View voters passed Measure C, a citizen-supported parcel tax, aimed largely at providing local schools with additional funding and reducing class size. It won with an overwhelming 80% positive vote, demonstrating the strong community support for their local schools.
Elementary Schools – Mountain View-Whisman School District
- Huff Elementary School
- Benjamin Bubb Elementary School
- Edith Landels Elementary School
- Castro Elementary School
- Monta Loma Elementary School
- Stevenson School
- Theuerkauf Elementary School
Elementary Schools – Los Altos School District
- Springer Elementary School
- Almond Elementary School
- Santa Rita Elementary School
- Covington Elementary School
- Oak Elementary School (National Blue Ribbon School)
Junior High Schools – Mountain View-Whisman School District
Junior High Schools – Los Altos School District